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THE EFFECTS OF ROCK MUSIC
A fifteen year old Tampa Bay boy filled his mouth with lighter fluid and
blew it out of his mouth across a torch, like Gene Simmons of KISS, and
the flame came back and burned over thirty-five percent of his upper
body. Rock music has been around for quite a while. Everybody listens
to it at least once in their life. A lot of people don't see anything
wrong with it, but rock music can and does affect the minds and lives of
The teenagers of today have a choice of whether they want to listen to
rock music or not, but rock music is everywhere. The average teenager
listens to over six hours of rock music a day. This means that when
their friends see them, they are more than likely going to be listening
to rock music. There is even rock music in the schools. It is true
that a band hall is a place for music, but not rock music played
throughout the lunch shifts.
Admittedly, rock music is a very good business as far as money is
concerned. Rock musicians make millions of dollars every year, but what
are they going to spend that much money on? After they buy all the
houses and cars that they want, most of them buy and use drugs. The
Rolling Stones, for instance, is into turning children onto heroin and
cocaine. Keith Richards, of The Rolling Stones, had a drug habit that
ran up to ten-thousand dollars a day.
Rock music can also hurt a teenager physically. The volume of the music
can hurt the ears of anyone who listens to it at a loud volume. Ted
Nugent is deaf in one ear because of the volume of the music he has been
playing. The Concord SSC has been prohibited from taking off and
landing in many cities because it takes off and lands at one-hundred and
forty db's of sound. The Rolling Stones have been recorded as the
world's loudest concert at one-hundred and seventy six db's of sound.
Most of the rock and roll superstars do use drugs. A person could walk
into a concert and literally gag on the smoke that is in the air from
all the marijuana that is being smoked. Grace Slick, formerly of
Jefferson Starship, used alcohol, marijuana, cocaine and LSD when she
played her music. She named her son God and tried to get into the White
House to spike the tea with LSD. Linda Ronstadt has had her nose
cauterized twice for snorting cocaine. This is a great shock to her
fans because she is thought of as "sweet and innocent." Johnny Barnnetti
shoveled fake cocaine to the crowd while singing about it. These are
just a few examples, but there are thousands more that use and abuse
Some rock musicians even glorify drugs in their songs as the Beatles did
in their song, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds." They are disguising it
pretty well but it is plain to see that they are glorifying the drug
A lot of rock musicians put evil things into their lyrics. Some
musicians are in the occult and worship Satan himself. The Bible tells
people to turn away from that which is evil and to have nothing to do
Some of the colleges and universities actually have classes about
witchcraft. The Bible also says that those who use witchcraft or a
person who is a witch will be driven away from the people by the Lord.
A spokesman from a popular record label says that witchcraft is very
popular and it makes the albums sell. Some acid rock artists even go to
their occult priests and tell them to make one demon spirit go onto
every record that comes off of the master record. Then, every time the
needle touches the record, the demon will be released.
A lot of the groups are evil themselves. Bob Ezrin, the producer of
KISS, describes the group as "symbols of unfettered evil and
sensuality." Gene Simmons, the lead singer of the group, has stated
that he has always wanted to be God. KISS has a comic book out that is
the best selling comic book ever. They had blood samples taken and put
the blood on the printing plates so they could say the comic book was
printed in the blood of KISS. Gene Simmons has often wondered what
human flesh tastes like.
Jimmy Page, from the group Led Zeppelin, is fascinated with black magic.
Led Zeppelin's logo on their albums looks like Lucifer falling from
Stevie Nicks, of Fleetwood Mac, is into the occult and she believes in
spirits. She believes in reincarnation, she wants to talk to a ghost,
and she wants to build her own pyramid and live in a witch house. She
usually wears witches clothes when she is on stage.
The rock group Queen is mostly made up of bisexuals, which their name
suggests. In one of their more popular songs they sing the blasphemous
chorus, "All going down to see the Lord Jesus!" This further proves the
satanic world of this group. Also, lead singer Freddie Murcury says,
"On stage, I am a devil."
The group Styx does not really appear to be satanic, but their name
refers to the first river the shadow of the dead come to in the
underworld in Greek Mythology.
The lyrics are what really affect the minds of teenagers because most
people don't know very much about the groups they listen to. Here are
some lyrics from one of KISS's songs called, "God of Thunder": "I was
raised by demons. Trained to reign as Thor. God of Thunder, and rock
and roll . . . The spell you're under will slowly rob you of your virgin
soul." To say they were raised by demons is enough, but they say they
will rob you of your virgin soul.
A song by Rick Derringer says, "Take me to the bottom. Show me where to
sell my soul. A promise sealed in blood . . . It doesn't feel so wrong,
that sweet, sweet evil." The name of the song is "Sweet Evil" and
proves that they are evil if they think it is sweet.
Another group that shows they are evil is AC/DC. One of their most
popular songs is entitled, "Hell's Bells." Some of the lyrics are, "If
God is on the left, I'm on the right. If you're into evil, you're a
friend of mine." The words of the song speak for themselves.
A group called Blue Oyster Cult has a song called, "Divine Wind," which
is a chant of ingredients for a potion which means they are into
witchcraft. Some of the words are, "Blood of bat; Tail of newt; Wing of
metal; Bone of steel; Vial of health; Flask of pain; Staff of life of
poison rain; If he really thinks we're evil, then let's send him to
Sex is more predominant than anything else in the lyrics and the groups
themselves. Gene Simmons says that KISS is concerned with sex and very
little else. Wendy O. Williams, lead singer of the Plasmatics, usually
appears topless at some point in her concerts. Before she uses her
trusty sledgehammer to destroy speakers and amplifiers, she uses it to
masterbate in public and has been arrested in two major cities for doing
so. She also has orgasms when she sings her songs, especially during
one of her songs called, "Butcher Baby."
David Lee Roth, lead singer for Van Halen, says he lives out one-hundred
percent of his fantasies with pretty women that he meets on the road.
Elton John says he can have sex with either male or female and thinks
that people should be free with it. Alice Cooper makes love with a boa
constrictor and a mannequin during some of his concerts.
Daryl Hall, of Hall and Oates, says the idea of having sex with another
man doesn't turn him off. The manager of Village People is trying to
write songs that will make the gay people more acceptable. Rod Stewart
has always wanted to be attractive to men because that's half the people
that buy his records. Rob Halford has been known to "drop his leather
drawers mid-concert." The reason for all the sex on stage is because it
makes the records sell a lot better.
Today's rock musicians put sex into their songs mainly to put sex into
the minds of the teenager who listen to it. Just the titles of some of
AC/DC's songs are bad enough, like "Big Balls, Love at First Feel, and
Let me put my Love into You." Another song by AC/DC is, "Given the Dog
a Bone," which goes like this: ". . . Goin' down to her knees, down,
down to ninety degrees . . . I'm just givin' the dog a bone." This is
obviously talking about a man having oral sex with a woman.
Ted Nugent's song called, "Wango Tango," says "When I need some
lubrication, baby, prop down, get a butt propped up. Now you're in the right
position, baby." He talks about sadomasochism in his song, "Violent Love."
Ted Nugent is not satisfied with that. He opened a concert with, "Wang Dang
Sweetpoontang," which says, "Oh Madine, you're a teenage queen, so d-----
clean, especially down in between."
Pink Floyd says he needs a dirty woman and a dirty girl to make him feel
like a man. The Cars say they want to melt inside of you. Dr. Hook
gets very vulgar when he says, "Sometimes I dream of chicks, sometimes I
dream of animals, sometimes I dream of boys." This is from a song
called, "Get My Rocks Off." And finally, Alice Cooper describes having
sex with a dead person in his song, "Cold Ethyl."
Some people have tried to stop rock music from getting too powerful, but
they all have failed. James Watt, formerly the Secretary of the
Interior, tried to stop the Beach Boys from playing at the 1983 Fourth
of July Celebration, but President and Mrs. Reagan told him that they
were friends of theirs and that their kids grew up with them. After
this, Watt decided to change his mind. Many more attempts have been
made. Some have come closer than others, but they still can't stop rock
music from being heard. Rock music can be heard everywhere. It's
hurting teenagers every time they listen to it, but rock music has
settled down in the past years, and more and more Christian radio
stations are being started. Hopefully, this is a sign of what's to come
in the future.
Doug Reames, El Dorado, Arkansas